Today in Michael Jackson History January 20th
1979 - "You Can't Win" (Parts 1 "A-Side + Part 2 "B-Side) a recorded and performed by Michael Jackson on Motown Records enters the Billboard US R&B Singles chart, where it will peak at No 42. Differences from the 1975 Broadway musical "The Wiz" was "You Can't Win" was specifically written to replace "I Was Born on the Day Before Yesterday", which had been Scarecrow's solo in the Broadway musical. Jill Scott performed the song during the 2001 Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special celebration.
1995- Michael and Lisa Marie welcome King Nana Amon Ndoufou IV, ruler of Sanwi, at Los Angeles airport on a 4 day visit. Smiling broadly and exuding a special joy, Jackson greeted the exalted ruler who had crowned him King of Sanwi in 1992 when he visited the West African nation. Michael Jackson was crowned King of Sanwi during some impressive ceremonies held in the Village of Krindjabo, located near Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
1997 - Bulgarian composer Atanas Atansaov accused Michael Jackson of stealing his song "Nova Godina" and using in "Blood on the Dance Floor."
2003 - It is announced that Michael Jackson is to be the subject of a documentary after Martin Bashir was granted permission to follow the singer for eight months and was given "unprecedented and exclusive access" to Michael Jackson for the 90-minute profile, which will be shown on ITV1 on Feb. 03, 2003 as a Tonight with Trevor McDonald special.
PICTURE OF THE DAY
Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson host King Nana Amon Ndoufou IV.
SONG OF THE DAY
You Can't Win - Michael Jackson Ultimate collection [Audio HQ]
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Blood On The Dance Floor - short film
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Be humble, believe in yourself, and
have the love of the world in your heart.”
~ Michael Jackson
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